3.27.2015

roses and prayers please....


For anyone who likes looking at pictures  of old rose gardens...







































Melinda and I 



If I may ask anyone reading, if you believe in the power of prayer, we could really use them for my dear, dear friend Melinda.  If you've been reading for awhile then you know that back in May of 2011 she was diagnosed with ovarian cancer. Ovarian cancer is known as the silent killer because by the time symptoms present themselves it is usually already in the late stages. That was the case with Melinda.  She has been through 2 rounds of Chemo and has been doing SO well.  But last week things suddenly took a turn for the worse.  Your prayers and good thoughts would be so appreciated.  Thank you so much.

Here are the warning signs of ovarian cancer.

Take care and have a beautiful weekend.  x

66 comments:

  1. Prayers and Positive Healing Thoughts and Energy for your friend Melinda.

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  2. Your roses are so lovely, and wishing M all the best xx

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  3. Oh Janet I'll be praying for Melinda this weekend. I do believe in the power! Your garden is beautiful and inspiring, so peaceful, beautiful and calm, just the right energies for your dear friend. xox

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  4. So sorry to hear about your friend Melinda, Janet. Will say a prayer for her. In the church we attend there is an ongoing prayer list for those who need it and a number of our friends are on it. It gives them great comfort to know this. Some friends for whom there is ultimately very little hope have been doing remarkably well and enjoying and making the most of whatever time they have left (in one case it's already been six years when he was initially told around six months). I have such admiration for them as it must be very difficult to face.
    On a happier note your roses are absolutely heavenly and they provide such warmth and beauty - they look wonderful against the blues and whites of your porch. Pammie xx

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  5. Prayers for your friend, Melinda.

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  6. Prayers and healing thoughts. This being a woman is not an easy thing.

    Your garden is beautiful and healing.

    Love to both of you.

    xo J

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  7. Oh Janet, I am so sorry. Most definitely I will pray for her. I truly do believe miracles can happen through prayers. You two are very lucky to have each other....I am sending prayers, thoughts and hugs. ♥♥

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  8. Prayers of peace and healing for Melinda. Thank you for sharing the early warning signs.

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  9. Many prayers coming Melinda's way. I am a big believer in the power of prayer also, my daughter is a miracle several times over. Blessings to you and Melinda. The roses are gorgeous.

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  10. Janet I just love the way you care about things: old things, roses, your home, and your friends. You really put people first - I can read between the words in your writing. I will pray for your dear friend Melinda tonight. She will be on First. Love to a lovely person and her friend, Donna (alovelyinconsequence)

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  11. I will definitely be lifting up Melinda in my prayers. I know your lovely roses are God's handiwork and minister to many a heart...

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  12. I've never said much until now. Prayers and light and love to your dear friend. Xo. Avid reader.

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  13. The rose photos are so beautiful and peaceful. Janet, you're a good friend. Prayers ascending for Melinda.

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  14. Prayers to your friend Melinda and a hug for you. I've been reading your blog for awhile and from I've read your a wonderful friend. Rose's remind me of love and fitting for this post for your love of your friend. Take care, Kathleen in Az

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  15. She is lucky to have you, Janet. Sending healing thoughts...

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  16. You have my prayers Janet. I almost feel ill looking at your roses; we are getting more snow tonight's!

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  17. I hope Melinda sees these comments and know how much people care!

    Illness is draining and exhausting and we all wish her the very best.

    Been thinking 'bout your roses as I sorted mine today. Do you know their names? xxxxxx

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  18. Sending my best wishes to her! Ive known two women who've battled ovarian cancer and it looked especially bleak for one of them. This was in the early '90s and care wasn't nearly what it is today. She clawed her way out and has been healthy ever since. She credits her caring doctors and her deep faith for pulling her out. Hope M is feeling even a little lighter than when you wrote this. I also believe strongly in the power of a good laugh. hope you're coping well too.

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  19. I'm so sorry to hear about Melinda. She is a wonderful person. She is in my prayers. Brenda in North Carolina

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  20. Prayers and good thoughts for Melinda!!!

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  21. Your beautiful friend, Melinda, is in my prayers. I pray for her healing and comfort.

    Sincerely,
    Debra from SENC

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  22. Prayers are on the way.

    Claudia

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  23. Your garden is simply beautiful! Prayers for Melinda.
    Darby

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  24. So sorry your friend has this battle. Prayers for her. Your roses are beautiful.

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  25. Praying for your friend. Thank you for sharing the warning signs. I lost my dearest aunt to this disease.
    Kim

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  26. Sending positive thoughts and prayers for Melinda.
    Your roses are beautiful ...and the bouquets are gorgeous!
    The combination of blue and white with those blooms is so Ralph Lauren!

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  27. I'm so sorry Janet that Melinda is not doing well...makes all my moaning and groaning about being stressed out so insignificant. A great photo of you both. Prayers for Melinda and you as well my friend.   

    Your roses are stunning!

    Linda
    xo

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  28. I'm so sorry to learn that Melinda is having such a battle with her illness and my thoughts and good wishes are with her for a good outcome. I've been part of a study over a number of years into ovarian cancer and the search for better diagnosis and treatment. I can only hope that a break-through comes soon.
    Your garden looks lovely, Janet, now we need to see the newly-painted house as the perfect back-drop to the roses! (I note that the van is colour-coded to the house and looks good!)

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  29. Janet, I am so sorry to hear your friend, Melinda has taken a turn for the worse. God absolutely does hear our prayers and I will pray for healing. Your roses are gorgeous. The vase on your porch is stunning. I could not help but think all that beautiful color from the roses will be incredible against the backdrop of your new paint color!

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  30. I definitely believe in the power of prayer. I will be lifting up Melinda in her battle with cancer.....that God will give her peace & strength for this battle. I am almost 70, & my mother was diagnosed with ovarian cancer when I was 4 yrs. old. It had progressed without her knowing it, but she lived to the age of 83. I have no doubt that God heard many prayers for her & I was blessed to have her in my life all those years. Melinda does have a future & a hope !!

    Anita - the cabin on the creek

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  31. I am a cancer survivor (so far) and I am humbled to offer prayers for your friend. Throughout this Easter season, I will remember her in my prayers. And thank you for the lovely pictures of roses which buoy my spirits as we wind our way through this cold and difficult Northeastern spring.

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  32. Yes, praying for your dear friend.
    Peace be with you and Melinda

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  33. I am so sorry about your friend. Life is so fragile. I will pray for her, for strength and for improvement in her health.
    Xo Terri

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  34. Prayer worrier here in your camp.... Walking in faith that God is so much bigger then the enemy and a healing is in his hands.
    Yes, yes, Melinda is added to our prayer list, I too am dealing with a Friend, a dear friend who has cancer, bone cancer, and 3 tumors in her skull.
    I would love it if you could also pray form my sweet dear friend who has a shop space here on our desert and she is not claiming this Cancer, and is giving it to the Lord expecting a healing.

    Thank you Janet for reminding us there is so many bigger issues out there then our daily creating.

    Lots of beauty and blessings your way.

    Xx
    Dore

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  35. Thank you everyone so much. I'm overwhelmed by your love and prayers....x

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  36. Thoughts, prayers and hugs in abundance, my love.
    Zxx

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  37. Keeping Melinda in my thoughts... hugs to both of you

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  38. Sent a prayer up for your friend.

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  39. Melinda will be my focus during my morning meditation walks. The strength and depth of your friendship will surely mean so much to her.

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  40. sending prayers to Melinda and those who love her, including you.

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  41. Prayers, positive thoughts, positive energy and peace for Melinda. And love to you, her dear friend. xxojoan

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  42. Sending love and healing thoughts to Melinda.
    Thank you for sharing those beautiful photos at what must be such a traumatic time for you. xxx

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  43. Praying for peace for Melinda and you.

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  44. enveloping her in the healing white light of his love and all of ours.
    and yes. prayers. miracles happen all the time. xo♥

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  45. Prayers going up. My Aunt survived ovarian cancer for many, many years. It does happen!

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    1. Oh Janet...so sorry to hear that....praying.....xx

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  46. I will add Melinda and you to my prayers.

    Happy Easter

    Helenx

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  47. Janet,
    Positive thoughts travel easily to and from far away.
    ~diane in rhode island

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  48. I believe in the power of prayer , I am praying for Melinda.
    betsy

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  49. I am so sorry to hear about Melinda, sending healing thoughts that she will be able the appreciate those roses for years to come.

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  50. Sending healing thoughts out for Melinda and have said a payer for her. I have experienced answer to prayer throughout my life.

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  51. Hi dear, I sent off your site to Fifi O'Neill for consideration of a foto shoot for her many magazines, it's so worthy and you so deserve to share it.

    Talk soon
    It went to her personally Via email, text

    Xx
    Dore

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  52. Dear Janet,

    I am a long time reader (5+ years?!), but rarely comment due to the busyness of life (which will settle after the sale of our home and move to a condo is complete). I also cannot post comments from my iPad! I so appreciate your blog. I have enjoyed following your home projects, recipe ideas, struggles and joys with friends and family. They mirror mine, and I suspect everyone reading.

    Your house looks adorable and your roses beautiful. We're just seeing the tips of tulips come through the ground here in Wisconsin, so there is the promise of spring to come.

    I'm moved to comment now as you ask for prayers for your dear friend Melinda. I've been sending them since you posted. I too have a good friend, my dearest friend in this town that I moved to 4 years ago. She was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in December 2013, and was just pulled from her 2nd course of chemo. The doctors will try something else next week. I pray for your friend and mine, and for a cure for this terrible disease.

    Take care,
    Colleen

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    1. dear colleen, thank you for your lovely comment. i will pray for your friend too. i visited melinda today and she is doing well and in good spirits. :)

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  53. Praying Melinda feels the loving arms of the divine Healer God.
    Gail

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  54. I just found your blog for the first time today.It is very charming and will be added to my list of favorites.Loving the roses.I love to garden but don't have great luck with them.
    Melinda will be in my prayers tonight.
    Debbie

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  55. My best friend has been battling ovarian cancer a little over a year. I was with her the day she received the news. I was as devastated as she was with the diagnosis. I will add your friend Melinda to my prayers and shall we all pray for a cure!

    I love your blog and visit often!

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  56. I just found your lovely blog today. I will be here often in the future. I am a 20 year ovarian cancer survivor. I was diagnosed at stage 3 which is earlier than many women are. I had a wonderful surgeon who is skilled at debunking, that is a discovery that is now being touted. I was lucky. I had 6 sessions of chemo and several surgeries. I pray for all the women who are battling health issues. I am Gayle on my husband's goggle acct. Every time I try to change it I fail.

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    1. thank you for stopping by Gayle and leaving such an inspirational comment. God bless you. x

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